Cooke and Weale reach World Cup final
April 13, 2012 19:38 pm
Jamie Cooke and Sam Weale will fly the flag for Great Britain in the men's final at the third Modern Pentathlon World Cup of the year in Hungary on Sunday.
World junior champion Cooke progressed safely from semi-final B at the competition in Szazhalombatta on Friday and was joined in the final by Beijing 2008 Olympian Weale, who qualified from semi-final C.
A top-12 spot was needed in each of the three semi-finals to book a berth in the final.
Cooke was 13th going into the run/shoot, but clocked a time of 10:49.41 - the fifth best - to reach the final in 11th place.
But there was disappointment in the same semi-final for Nick Woodbridge, who went into the run/shoot in 10th but missed out on the final, finishing 16th.
Weale was just outside the qualification berths in joint 15th going into the run/shoot in semi-final C but his time of 10:46.41 was fourth quickest in his semi, promoting him to seventh place overall.
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